Are There No Bad Exercises?
“There are no bad exercises, just bad application”
I like the guy that wrote this but, vigourously disagree. Here’s a list of some bad exercises. Feel free to add your own.
Bench Dips- the bench dip position is a terrible position to put the shoulder joint in. There is no way around it. A bad exercise.
Dips- ditto for above. Just because a few people can do them and not get hurt doesn’t make it a good exercise. I used to love dips and have the scar to prove it. PS, I did them perfect so don’t tell me they are OK if you do them correctly.
Behind the Neck Pulldown- Trying to pull something down behind the heads place too much external rotation on the shoulder. Another bad exercise that no one should ever do again.
Most machine lower body exercises- Leg press, leg extension, leg curl? Need I go on. Leg Press? If you are on your back pushing up with your feet in any sport I know you are in a real bad spot. Sitting down to kick? Heels to butt while lying on your stomach?
I think there are actually a lot of bad exercises. Just one man’s opinion.